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The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

I. Glenn Cohen


This book offers a comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of the most interesting and broadest reaching development in health care of the last twenty years: its globalization. This book ties together the manifestation of this globalization in four related subject areas—medical tourism, medical migration (the physician “brain drain”), telemedicine, pharmaceutical research and development—and integrates them in a philosophical discussion of issues of justice and equity relating to the globalization of health care. Medical tourism and telemedicine are growing, multi-billion-dollar industries af ... More

Keywords: globalization, health care, brain drain, medical tourism, telemedicine, developing world, U.S. health care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

I. Glenn Cohen, author
Harvard Law School

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I Medical Tourism

For Services Legal in the Patient’s Home Country

For Services Illegal or Unapproved in the Patient’s Home Country

II Medical Worker Migration

III The Globalization of Research and Development

IV Telemedicine

V Health Care Globalization, Equity, and Justice

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